On August 2018, soil decontamination tests began on a greenhouse located in IMIDA facilities, Murcia.
In this initial stage, several treatments were conducted in two different soils contaminated with pesticides in order to evaluate and define the optimal conditions for the remediation technologies involved in the project: ozonation and ozonation in combination with solarization.
The ozone was generated by a small-scale prototype designed and manufactured by NOVAGRIC.
The experiment will be carried out during the summer season (August-October). The project’s team will also assess the influence of these technologies on the nematode population and the soil microbiota. In addition, the efficiency of the small prototype design will be checked and this information will be used in the engineering and design of the big-scale prototype.